Capitol pledges P3M subsidy to Cebu LGUs amid rising farm losses

Pia Piquero 05/25/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government has pledged a P3 million in assistance to each of the local government units (LGUs) across the province amid the rising farm losses due to El Niño. The number…

Nur Misuari founder of MNLF found guilty in P77-M graft case

Jane Bautista - Reporter 05/25/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Nur Misuari, the founder of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) was found guilty for two counts of graft in connection with procurements totaling P77 million from nonexistent companies toward the end of his…

Palarong Pambansa 2024: CCSC renovation may not be completed on time

Pia Piquero 05/24/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Will the renovation works at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) be completed in July for the Palarong Pambansa 2024? As preparations ramp up for the national multi-sports event, concerns about the CCSC’s…

Tropical Depression Aghon: Signal No.1 up in 12 areas

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter 05/24/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Depression Aghon has maintained its strength and the state weather agency raised Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 1 in 12 areas nationwide on Friday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said…

Palarong Pambansa 2024 budget likely to be slashed – Garcia

Pia Piquero 05/24/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The P400 million budget allocation for the Palarong Pambansa 2024 is likely to be reduced. This follows after the three-day suspension of the procurement transactions by Acting Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia to be…

CA dismisses petition for certiorari filed by Cebu City Mayor Rama, seven others

Pia Piquero 05/22/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The six-month preventive suspension against Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama stays. This after the Court of Appeals dismissed the petition for certiorari with “prayer for issuance [of] injunctive relief” that Rama and seven…

Cebu City Council questions additional P74M funding for Palarong Pambansa seats

Pia Piquero 05/22/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – An additional P74 million, on top of the P400 million appropriation for the Palarong Pambansa 2024, has been placed before the Cebu City chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee for resolution. The…

32,000 ‘food poor’ families in CV to get aid through food stamps

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 05/22/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Food poor families or families who do not have the capability to buy or access food will be given food stamps as part of the government’s alleviation program. .With the success of the…

Zubiri out as Escudero takes Senate leadership

Marlon Ramos 05/21/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri on Monday relinquished the Senate presidency to Sen. Francis Escudero, saying his refusal to “follow instructions” in order to maintain the 24-member chamber’s independence had “ruffled some feathers” and cost…

Gwen: We’re willing to meet Poro parishioners over trees

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/20/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia is open to have a dialogue with parishioners and concerned citizens of Poro town in Camotes Island, northern Cebu over the fate of the trees affected by upcoming road…

Gwen: No ‘ayuda’ despite state of calamity in entire province

Pia Piquero 05/18/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia does not intend to give ‘ayuda’ or dole outs despite declaring a state of calamity in the entire province on Friday, May 17. The governor placed the entire province…

Cebu Province declares state of calamity due to El Niño

Pia Piquero 05/18/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government has declared the entire province under a state of calamity. This decision follows the submission of initial reports to the provincial government, detailing the damage and losses to crops…

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